Bud­get most hos­tile yet, says Gilmore

Bray People - - About Greystones -

LABOUR PARTY leader Ea­mon Gilmore TD didn’t stray too far from the con­tro­versy-laden Bud­get as he ad­dressed the Party Wick­low County Coun­cil Se­lec­tion Con­ven­tion on Mon­day night in the Glen­view Ho­tel.

He slammed the Gov­ern­ment for fail­ing to think through the Bud­get pro­pos­als, adding that never be­fore has a bud­get been met with such a hos­tile re­ac­tion.

Ac­cord­ing to Deputy Gilmore, ‘the Gov­ern­ment is now des­per­ately try­ing to find a way out of the mess it has cre­ated.

‘There are huge is­sues that have yet to be ad­dressed in re­gard to cut­backs in ed­u­ca­tion, cuts in so­cial wel­fare pay­ments and the huge in­creases in A&E and overnight hospi­tal charges,’ he said. He also ad­dressed the Labour Party Se­lec­tion Con­ven­tion for East Wick­low and the Grey­stones Area, an­nounc­ing that Cllr. Tom For­tune would con­test next June’s County Coun­cil elec­tion in Grey­stones and Cllr. Jimmy O’Shaugh­nessy and Cllr. Conal Ka­vanagh in the East Wick­low area.

Cllr. John Byrne and Cllr. Anne Fer­ris have al­ready been se­lected to con­test the County Coun­cil elec­tions in the Bray Elec­toral Area and new candidates Ro­nan McManus, Tracy O’Brien and Barry Nevin will con­test for a sought-af­ter place on Bray Town Coun­cil.

Labour leader Ea­mon Gilmore.

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